An Authentic Sense of Place: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe by CCS Architecture

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When the Hyatt Regency Resort managers at Lake Tahoe wanted to refresh their facility, they contacted CCS Architecture to design the $20 million renovation of some 398 rooms and suites. Also included were a “completely new look for the resort’s approachable all-day dining restaurant,” Sierra Café, and the Spa Terrace Conference Center. Hyatt now boasts a “truly unique mountain respite” in the popular tourist area, one that capitalizes on the gorgeous country around it, in a design that brings about what Hyatt calls “an authentic sense of place…weaving in warm colors and natural materials inspired by the lake and the Sierras.” You can see this warm approach in the bright wood grain accent behind beds and echoed in dressers, as well as a color palette heavy on “woodsy” hues such as umber and charcoal.

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Now, a soothing, elegant ambience emanates from restaurant, lounge, and meeting rooms; photographic tree-branch tracery highlights doors. In a spacious family-sized suite, you’ll find a delightful “summer camp” feel that includes bunk beds along one wall. Windows wrap around corners and built-in seating to allow views and natural light, augmented by modern lamps and ceiling-fan lamps by night. In these rooms you have ample space for all your vacation “stuff” — multiple shelf units surround the entertainment center and can be closed off with sleek cabinet doors for an uncluttered look. Baths boast more wood grain, smooth gray marble, twin rectangular porcelain sinks, and soaking tubs, for a complete pampering experience. A collection of earth tones, clean lines, and fine amenities: that’s this redesign of Hyatt Lake Tahoe by CCS.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).